Ice Cream Party Banner Tutorial

Like I mentioned earlier today in the party tips, I like to do just a couple of main decoration pieces for parties and make those really stand out. So for this ice cream party, I made this ice cream banner then a garland. And if you made something inspired by Simply Modern Mom, please upload pictures of it in our Flickr group to show it off to everyone. You may be featured on Simply Modern Mom.


  • coffee filter
  • scrapbook paper in pink and blue stripes
  • white cardstock
  • glue stick
  • tacky glue
  • 10-20 feet ribbon

1. Make circle templates by using something round. I used bowls from the kitchen. Cut out 8 to spell out “ice cream”.

2. Sketch and cut out lettering templates. Trace these onto the white carstock paper.

3. Using glue stick, attach the carstock lettering to the circles from step 1.

4. Cut out the inner circle of the coffee filters.

5. Use the tacky glue to attach the coffee filter to the back of each circle. Allow to completely dry. You may also want to apply pressure to ensure that it is on there good.

6. Use the amount of ribbon you need for where you want to hang. You will probably want to use at least 10 feet of ribbon. Glue the ribbon to the back of each lettering evenly spaced. And done!

» Tell me… Have you used coffee filters for crafts before? How did you use it?

6 Responses to “Ice Cream Party Banner Tutorial”

  • Hayley Amack

    So super cute! Love them, I taught a preschool class last year and we made butterflies out of coffee filters, they turned out pretty cute!

  • AZPartyMamma

    coffee filters! what a great tip! PS – I have started using my cricut to cut out letters for my banners. so much easier that the trace and cut.

  • Brigitte

    I haven’t tried it before, but I saw on another party planning blog that you can use watered down food coloring to tint the filters. I believe she was making flowers similar to the crepe paper ones you can find on Martha Stewart’s page. If I remember right, she just dipped the ends in it to get that colored carnation look, but you could probably even paint it on lightly like water colors.

  • Amanda

    Id love to learn how to make those ice cream cone banners too!! Is there a tutorial for it?


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